Archive for September, 2010
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
Do you want to demonstrate the impact of your library on patient care? Join a study on the Value of Library and Information Services in Patient Care sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) and conducted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The members of the study team hope that many of you in the Middle Atlantic Region are able to participate. Due to additional grant funding, the study will likely be opened to participants from other regions that have expressed interest; however, MAR participants will have priority. Please consider joining your colleagues in demonstrating the value of libraries in patient care!
Using an online survey and interviews, the study will investigate the impact of library resources and services on clinical decision-making. Study facilitators will be asked to identify an institutional champion to help promote the study, and to distribute the online survey to physicians, residents, and nurses in their institution. The survey will be launched in March 2011.
If you are interested in participating, please complete the Study Participation Interest Form today. You will be contacted by the study team regarding your library’s eligibility, and about how to get started. If you would like a mentor to provide support and answer questions, one of the study team members will be happy to work closely with you.
Please contact MAR Network Services Coordinator Neil Romanosky (email@example.com) or MAR Planning and Evaluation Coordinator Sue Hunter (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions about the study.
Friday, September 10th, 2010
The National Library of Medicine announces the activation of the Emergency Access Initiative in support of medical efforts in Pakistan. The Emergency Access Initiative is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text articles from over 230 biomedical serial titles and over 60 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. While the project was established to assist libraries affected by disasters in the United States, NLM and the publishers are activating the Emergency Access Initiative in light of the growing healthcare issues developing in the aftermath of widespread flooding in Pakistan.
The Emergency Access Initiative serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users. It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster.
EAI is not an open access collection – it is only intended for those affected by the disaster or assisting the affected population. If your library is working with a library or organization involved in relief efforts in Pakistan, please let them know of this service.
Emergency Access Initiative: http://eai.nlm.nih.gov
NLM thanks the participating publishers for their generous support of this initiative: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, ASM Press, B.C. Decker, BMJ, Elsevier, FA Davis, Mary Ann Liebert, Massachusetts Medical Society, McGraw-Hill, Merck Publishing, Oxford University Press, People’s Medical Publishing House, Springer, University of Chicago Press, Wiley, and Wolters Kluwer.
Sample journal titles:
- Accident and emergency nursing
- American journal of infection control
- Annals of internal medicine
- Archives of surgery
- Depression and anxiety
- Disaster medicine and public health preparedness
- Environmental toxicology and pharmacology
- International journal of cardiology
- International journal of infectious diseases
- JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association
- Journal of emergency medicine
- Journal of traumatic stress
- New England journal of medicine
Sample book titles:
- Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy
- Public health & preventive medicine
- Handbook of critical care
- Human virology
- Infectious diseases: the clinician’s guide to diagnosis, treatment and prevention . AHFS drug information
- Cochrane database of systematic reviews
For questions regarding the Emergency Access Initiative, please email email@example.com or call 1-888-346-3656 in the United States, or 301-594-5983 internationally.
Thursday, September 9th, 2010
From NLM. Anyone who applied for this position previously and is still interested must reapply.
Supervisory Librarian (Outreach)-NLM-CR-DE
Chief, Outreach and Special Populations Branch, Division of Specialized Information Services, National Library of Medicine
Job Announcement Number: HHS/NIH-2010-2829
||$123,758.00 – $155,500.00 /year
||Thursday, September 09, 2010 to Saturday, September 18, 2010
|SERIES & GRADE:
The individual in this position is responsible for providing leadership in the planning, management, and evaluation of all outreach and evaluation activities carried out by the Branch. They serve as an expert in the development of: biomedical information resources and for the purpose of planning, developing, and implementing programs to improve access to quality and accurate health information to underserved and special populations.
For additional information about the activities of the branch and of SIS in general, please see http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach.html
To apply go to USAJOBS.gov and search for the job announcement number.
For questions about this position please contact
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
MAR is happy to announce the launch of MARdelivery, a free service for MAR members. MARdelivery enables libraries to email links to electronic ILL articles, rather than sending borrowers bulky email attachments. It also allows for easy resends and customizable email notifications.
To sign up for MARdelivery and to read more about this exciting new service, please visit http://nnlm.gov/mar/rsdd/mardelivery.html
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
The National Library of Medicine just added the Merriam-Webster medical dictionary to MedlinePlus Mobile. Merriam-Webster’s mobile-optimized medical dictionary contains the same entries and definitions that you’ll find on the full MedlinePlus site. Using it is simple. Point the web browser on your mobile device to the MedlinePlus Mobile home page at http://m.medlineplus.gov/ and click on the Dictionary link to look up a word. The mobile-optimized medical dictionary also includes audio pronunciations for many of the entries. Send questions or comments to the MedlinePlus team via the Contact Us link that appears on every page of MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus Mobile.
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
The DOCLINE Team will be hosting a webinar to highlight the features introduced in DOCLINE 4.5. They will present an overview of the features in a live demonstration and conclude with a Q & A session. Come see What’s New in DOCLINE presented by a member of the DOCLINE Team.
There will be two sessions of the What’s New in DOCLINE 4.5 webinar – each session will present the same information.
Friday, September 10, 2010 2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern Time
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 4:00 – 5:00 PM Eastern Time
There is no need to register. Sessions will start promptly at the top of the hour. You can login up to 15 minutes prior to the start of the class. Once connected to the webinar, teleconference instructions will be provided.
To access the class, go to the following web address:
You are encouraged to test your connection prior to joining the class. To test your connection, go to:
If you are unable to attend the sessions, information about DOCLINE 4.5 can be obtained at one of the resources below:
Release Notes: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/docline_rel_info_v4_5.html
Weekly DOCLINE training classes: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/docline.html
Your Regional Medical Library: https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/contact_RML.cfm
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
AIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services project, managed by the National Library of Medicine, that offers the latest federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice guidelines, HIV treatment and prevention clinical trials, and other research information for health care providers, researchers, people affected by HIV/AIDS, and the general public. Along with housing the latest HIV medical practice guidelines, the Web site provides access to many other resources related to HIV treatment and research. Health information specialists are also available by phone, e-mail, and an online chat to assist the public with accessing this information.
The following AIDSinfo features are available on the mobile site:
- Guidelines: Federally approved medical practice guidelines related to HIV/AIDS, available in PDF format.
- Clinical Trials: Clinical trials database to help patients and health care providers locate trials studying HIV/AIDS, searchable by topic or keyword.
- Drugs: Database of fact sheets on HIV/AIDS-related drugs, searchable by drug name, drug class, or via an A-Z index.
- Glossary: Database of medical and scientific terms related to HIV/AIDS treatment and research, searchable by keyword or via an A-Z index.
- e-newsletter: AIDSinfo weekly newsletter showcasing the latest on HIV/AIDS treatment and research.
- Twitter: Tweets about HIV/AIDS research and treatment from AIDSinfo, available from the Twitter mobile site.
- HIV Awareness Days: AIDSinfo specialty pages marking annual HIV/AIDS awareness days.
- Questions?: Contact information for the AIDSinfo call center, where information specialists are available to answers questions via online chat, phone, and e-mail.
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
Position Title: Chief, Technical Services Division
Organization: National Library of Medicine
Closing Date: September 17, 2010
Salary Range: $123,758-155,500
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world’s largest biomedical library and the developer of electronic information services that deliver data to millions of users every day, including scientists, health professionals, and the public. NLM plays a pivotal role in enabling biomedical research, supporting health care and public health, and promoting healthy behavior. In support of this mission, NLM seeks qualified applicants for the position of Chief, Technical Services Division with responsibility for the Library’s technical services and collection development functions to build and organize a collection of over 12,000.000 items, including selection and acquisition of electronic and print materials, licensing, processing, cataloging and metadata description. The Chief of the Technical Services Division reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations in managing the operations of 90 employees in the Serial Records, Selection and Acquisitions, and Cataloging Sections; formulating and interpreting policies; analyzing technical services programs for continuous improvement; developing and monitoring operational and collection budgets; and staffing requirements. The office of the Chief, TSD also oversees the deployment of the integrated library management system with the OPAC and other automated enhancements to facilitate access to the collection resources. The incumbent will take the lead in developing and implementing innovative redesign of processing workflows for acquisitions and cataloging, expanding the scope of electronic resources for the collection, launching a digital repository, and reshaping the Division’s workforce to meet the challenges of new organizational priorities.
NLM’s unique position as the world’s largest biomedical library, its dedicated and diverse staff, and a history of developing technology solutions to improve the collection, processing, and dissemination of information provide an excellent opportunity for an experienced library professional with a strong background managing technical services in a complex library environment, outstanding communications skills and a results-oriented approach to problem solving. As a national library, NLM works closely with the Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library, National Archives and Records Administration, American Library Association, other government agencies, institutions and international organizations to develop standards, policies and workable long-term solutions to problems facing research libraries today. The Chief of NLM’s Technical Services Division serves as the Library’s expert on collection development and technical processing and represents NLM at national venues and professional groups and organizations with opportunities to engage in national level collaborations and partnerships.
For full position description and qualifications visit USAJobs:
Complete posting on USAJOBS
Technical Services Division, Library Operations
Closing Date: 09/17/2010
Posted on behalf of Angela Ruffin, Ph.D, Head, NN/LM National Network Office
Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
Apologies for any cross-postings:
The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) is sponsoring the CE class, “Pubmed® Clinics of North America: A Problem-based Approach to PubMed® Searching.”
The class will be held at Monmouth University on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, from 9:30am to 3:00pm.
It will focus on a problem-based approach in learning to search the PubMed® database. Through case studies, group exercises and hands-on practice participants will become more efficient PubMed® searchers. This class is geared for intermediate and advanced PubMed® searchers.
Please visit http://hslanj.org/calendar.html for a copy of the registration form.
Posted on behalf of Jeannine Creazzo